LLOYD'S REGISTER OF SHIPPING 93
his ship be withdrawn from class when no survey is overdue
and there are no known defects, particulars of the class
are removed and a note is inserted in the Register and
When the rules as regards surveys on the hull, machinery,
or equipment have not been complied with, the class may
be expunged by the Committee, and a note to this effect
indicating the reason and date of the decision is made in
the Register and Supplements.
The class may also be expunged when a ship is reported
to have serious defects which the owners take no steps
efficiently to repair, and similar action to record this fact is
When a ship sails with less freeboard than that approved,
or where the freeboard marks axe placed higher than the
position assigned by the Committee, her class is liable to be
expunged from the Register.
In the case of a ship being sunk, wrecked, or lost, the
class is deleted and a notation as to the cause of the casualty
is inserted against her name.
This shows, inter alia, the number of screwshafts (if more
than one), the type of propulsion (e.g. steam, motor,
diesel-electric), and type of ship (tanker, tug, trawler, etc.).
The shipbuilders, together with date and place of build, are
also stated, and a note is given of any special features of
construction and design or subsequent alterations, such as
the employment of electric welding in construction, lengthen-
ing, or strengthening for navigation in ice. The number of
decks is also given and the overall length, extreme breadth,
and summer draught.
The notation "NS" (no sparring), also appears in this
column against some vessels classed with the Society. This
term shows that the vessel is not fitted with cargo battens,
and therefore the liability for cargo to become damaged by
contact with the ship's sides is greater. The point is of
interest to sMppers.